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Most promises made during reality shows aren't fulfilled: Neha Bhasin

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Singer Neha Bhasin, whose career began with being chosen in all-girl Indian pop group Viva through a reality TV show, is not keen to be a judge on any such platform. She says promises made during the beginning of such shows are often not fulfilled. Reality shows are a beginning for people but I don't think it's a good platform because if you see any of the realit...

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ASCI launches 'independent review process' for consumer complaints

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) To protect consumer interests, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) on Monday said it has introduced an independent review process for complaints. According to the advertising industry's self-regulatory organisation, the procedure facilitates an independent mechanism to review the recommendations made by Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) if either the a...

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Hope Kangana casts me in her film: Irrfan Khan

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan says he hopes Kangana Ranaut casts him in her directorial project Teju. Irrfan and Kangana were once to star in a film titled Divine Lovers but there was buzz that she declined the role saying she is interested only in solo leads. After that, Irrfan had remarked how Kangana had gone out of reach. Later they buried the hatchet. Kangana is fa...

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'Sachin' rakes in over Rs 27 cr in opening weekend

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkars documentary drama film Sachin: A Billion Dreams has collected Rs 27.85 crore in its opening weekend at the box office, according to makers. The film released on May 26 in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and English. 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' records exceptional collections for a bio-drama, mints Rs 27.85 crore (all langua...

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Saurabh Shukla's play to raise funds for education

Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) Director-actor Saurabh Shukla's play 2 To Tango, 3 To Jive, which marked its 100th show in Mumbai earlier this month, will be staged here for a project to educate underprivileged children. It will be performed at the annual charity show hosted by Round Table India along with Ladies Circle India through which they will be raising funds for their long term project ...

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Mohit takes cue from Anil Kapoor

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actor Mohit Marwah took inspiration from his uncle and actor-producer Anil Kapoor for a role in Tigmanshu Dhulia's Raag Desh - Birth of a Nation. To prepare for his role of an army officer, Prem Kumar Sahgal, Mohit watched Anil's 2000 film Pukar several times. Mohit said in a statement: Like most people, I'm also a huge fan of Anil Kapoor and the films that...

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Will work with Athiya if focus on her, says father Suniel

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Actor Suniel Shetty says he wishes to work with his actress-daughter Athiya Shetty, but he has a condition -- the focus should clearly be on her. Asked if he hopes to share screen space with Athiya, Suniel told IANS over phone from Mumbai: Definitely would want to. Very clearly if the focus is on Athiya and papa plays second fiddle, he will do it. Otherwise, he w...

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Hrithik interested in producing Marathi films

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says he would like to produce a Marathi film if the story excites him. The actor launched the trailer of designer-director Vikram Phadnis's Marathi film Hrudayantar here on Sunday. Talking about working in Marathi films, Hrithik said: The impact of this film has been so amazing. I think it is going to be difficult for other Marathi film...

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'Reluctant' Aaradhya greets Sunday well-wishers with Big B

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who regularly greets his fans on every Sunday outside his house, was joined by his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan this time. He says the little one was reluctant about the experience. Amitabh shared a few photographs of Aaradhya during the fan meet on his official blog on Sunday night. An...

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Horror films were a medium for soft porn in India: Director Raman

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Prawaal Raman feels sex and erotica made an entry into horror genre in India in 1980s and 1990s, turning it a source of 'soft porn' for many. However, the director, who is awaiting release of his new film Dobaara: See Your Evil, says good horror movies with strong content always stood out from the mediocre and will continue to do so. From Raaz and Ragini ...

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Equity markets trade flat, Sensex, Nifty touch new intra-day highs

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Indian equity markets traded on a flat-to-positive note during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday as healthy buying was witnessed in consumer durables and FMCG stocks. The key indices touched new intra-day highs, with the NSE Nifty scaling 9,622.30 points and the BSE Sensex 31,155.40 points. However, the indices receded from their highs as investors b...

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$20 mn production fund set up to promote indie films

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Mumbai-based Drishyam Films is set to launch a $20 million production fund to facilitate the growth of independent Indian cinema. The fund will be spent in developing and producing cutting edge original content that will be true to the banner's vision of cinema -- local in its setting but global in its appeal. It will be put to use for producing 10 independ...

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'Badlapur 2' won't have any female lead, says producer

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Amid rumours that actress Deepika Padukone might be part of Badlapur 2, producer Dinesh Vijan says the movie won't have a female lead. Sriram Raghavan ('Badlapur' director) takes two years to write a script for his film. He took similar time for 'Badlapur' as well. He has recently completed the script of 'Badlapur 2'. We give a lot of time to writing in our process ...

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Hrithik interested in producing Marathi films

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says he would like to produce a Marathi film if the story excites him. The actor launched the trailer of designer-director Vikram Phadnis's Marathi film Hrudayantar here on Sunday. Talking about working in Marathi films, Hrithik said: The impact of this film has been so amazing. I think it is going to be difficult for other Marathi film...

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From Tora Bora to Abbottabad: The strange history of Bin Laden's 'Wander Years'

Title: The Exile; Author: Cathy Scott-Clark & Adrian Levy; Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; Pages: 640; Price: Rs 699 Between fleeing his Tora Bora mountain stronghold in 2001 till the US finally settled scores with him in 2011, Osama Bin Laden's whereabouts were a deep mystery. But in his -- and his top aides -- disappearance, there was far more going on than we know. Remember what...

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Key Indian equity indices trade in red

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday were trading lower in the morning session. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading at 122.78 points or 0.40 per cent lower soon after opening. The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 20.60 points or 0.21 per cent lower at 9,574.50 points. The Sensex of the BSE, ...

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Poor vision was never a hindrance to study, says Dharshana after CBSE results

Chennai/New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Sightless in her right eye, and with partial vision in the left eye, Dharshana M.V. overcame all challenges to secure third rank among differently-abled students in the CBSE Class 12 examination, bagging 96.6 per cent marks. A Commerce stream student of Nalanda International Public School in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri, Dharshana M.V. had to depend on the ma...

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Odisha seeks new train to Mumbai

Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday reiterated the state government's demand for introduction of a new train to Mumbai to be named as Buxi Jagabandhu Express. In a letter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Patnaik called for quick steps to introduce a daily AC express train service between Mumbai and Puri/Khurda Road via Sambalpur and increase the fr...

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Five franchises named for Ultimate Table Tennis league

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The inaugural edition of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), Indias newest sports franchise league, will be played from July 13 to July 30 in Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai, it was announced here on Sunday. Five franchises currently on board for the inaugural season are: Dabang Smashers T.T.C., owned by Radha Kapoor Khanna of Dolt Sports; RP-SG Mavericks, owned by Sanjiv Go...

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Rhodes's unique way to promote fitness in India

Mangaluru, May 28 (IANS) Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes, who was the chief guest at the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing at the Sasithlu beach here on Sunday, displayed a unique style to promote fitness in India. A surfer by hobby nowadays, Rhodes, who bid adieu to his international career way back in 2003, on Sunday asked every fan to take a push-up challenge for...

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